Mets' Sean Reid-Foley thanks James McCann and Tomas Nido for guiding him to strong performance vs. Braves

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Mets Sean Reid-Foley vs. Braves
Mets Sean Reid-Foley vs. Braves

After Mets starter Taijuan Walker exited the game with left side tightness following the third inning on Monday night, reliever Sean Reid-Foley came in and dominated in three innings of work.

The righty earned his first win of the season, throwing three perfect innings with five strikeouts. He lowered his ERA to 0.96 on the season over 9.1 IP with 14 strikeouts.

After the game, Reid-Foley gave all the credit for his performance this season to catchers James McCann and Tomas Nido. The latter was behind the plate against the Braves, as McCann came in as a pinch hitter for Reid-Foley in the seventh inning.

"I don't know, throw strikes," Reid-Foley said. "I mean whatever McCann and Nido put down. Trust it and throw it with conviction."

He was asked about what he does to keep pitches down in the zone, but again would thank Nido for his help as he just focused on throwing strikes.

"Again, I got to give a lot of credit to Nido," Reid-Foley said. "I never shook him. The shakes were on purpose from him. Other than that, I'm just trying to throw everything as hard as I can."

The cherry on top to a strong outing was reaching base for the first time in an MLB game, as the 25-year-old drew a walk with one out in the fifth inning. He joked around with Braves 1B Freddie Freeman once at first, and got some props for a good at-bat.

"I think Freeman lied to me, he said I got the base, but I don't think I get the base," Reid-Foley said. "It's OK, though. He did tell me 'nice at-bat,' though."